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Bill's Terrace Inn

200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
410-687-5994
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Ranked #9 of 62 Restaurants in Essex
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Cuisines: Seafood
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- Aug 26, 2014
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

So, after many years of people telling me I absolutely HAD to come here because the crabs are amazing I finally gave Mr. Bills a try. This review might be slightly long but I'm breaking it down into several areas of critique: Crabs - We ordered $75 Crabs, the largest they had, and they were hot, fresh, and nice size.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The mashed potatoes were instant the mac n cheese was the powdered mac n cheese no lie couldn't believe I spent $76 for that. Most of the staff were too busy talking to each other to pay attention to the customers or looked at people like they were doing you a favor I'm so sorry heard they have the best... More

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Baltimore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

So, let me start with the positives. We were both born and raised in Baltimore and have been eating crabs for our entire lives. These were THE best crabs that I have ever had in my life! They were absolutely perfectly steamed. The meat was firm, glossy, and white, as it should be. Every single crab was heavy, although apparently... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

have been eating here since 1999, met the owner at a Ruth Chris Steakhouse visited his crabhouse 2 weeks later there,s a reason that Orioles & Ravens players eat here ALL the time place is always packed with celebrities & locals reasonable prices,plan on a wait, but it is worth every minute

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Found Bills about three years ago after tiring of the typical touristy spots in Baltimore. Bills is an old fashioned crab house frequented by locals. It is all about the crabs and they are the best that I didn't steam myself. Yes, I grew up in MD and now travel to the area from Boston about four times a year.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I visited Mr. Bills for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The Seasoning is out of this world! Hands down the best crabs I have had in a very long time and I can't wait to go back for more!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

YUMMY crabs. Expensive, though. Just an excellent crab house. I do have to say that Schultz's crab house down the street has better tasting crabs. Sorry, Bill!

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Baltimore, MD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Bill's Terrace Inn is touted to be one of "Baltimore's Best" - NO WAY!! My first (and last) visit to this restaurant, I ordered Cream of Crab Soup - found more shells in the soup than crabmeat & what crabmeat was there was mostly claw meat!! I also ordered 1/2 dozen LARGE steamed crabs & the first one off the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Had heard rave reviews on this place & was excited to go. We were told to wait in bar area for a booth & tables were seated very slowly one at a time. The booth we were given was sticky & covered with crumbs- total appetite kill. Tried to wipe off seats in booth (hostess just stared) & crumbs were... More

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Whippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are looking for Crabs in the Baltimore area, you MUST come to Bill's. These are "The BEST" Crabs you will ever have. Is the place perfect no. It ain't the Ritz, but if you are down for a good ol crab eating on brown paper on the table and a roll of paper towels as napkins you are... More

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